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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Ian Preddy, Apr 27, 2021.

  1. Ian Preddy

    Ian Preddy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi all,

    I know my A5's actually a mobile phone, but unlocking it to make a call or send a message is less likely than unlocking to use the phone's other capabilities. So, when I do unlock, I have to cancel the dial screen. Is there a way to set the phone up so that when I unlock I get the Home screen?

    Thanks,

    Ian
     



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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Install a different launcher from the play store, such as Nova launcher
     
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  3. ABCEasyuser

    ABCEasyuser Lurker

    You should state the following:
    1 - Is your phone still under warranty? If under warranty, take to vendor to check.
    2 - Did this happen when you first got your phone? If not, can you either hard reset or uninstall whatever app you installed. Check what you don't want.
    3 - Did you set the phone so that the dial auto start-up? You should know if you changed the settings or not. What is the phone brand?
     
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  4. Ian Preddy

    Ian Preddy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi Dannydet/ABC,

    Danny - will have a look at that.

    ABC - 1. No. 2. Yes, as far as I can remember. I certainly wouldn't have chosen that set up. 3. See 2. It's a Samsung A5. I've looked in settings and can't see a facility for selecting the home page instead of tjhe dial page.

    Ian
     
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  5. Ian Preddy

    Ian Preddy Newbie
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    Installed Nova and it works fine. Can call tis solved. Thanks both.

    Ian
     
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    get nova prime as well. it is not free, but it offers some really cool customizations. it is well worth the money and i have been using nova for a decade or so!!!!!!!!
     
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  7. Ian Preddy

    Ian Preddy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks ocn, but basic's just fine for my purposes.

    Ian
     
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  8. Stephanie Sy

    Stephanie Sy Lurker

    You can try Nova Launcher or Action Launcher.
     
  9. Ian Preddy

    Ian Preddy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Stephanie. I'd actually reverted to the Samsung launcher as Nova sometimes produced the dial screen and the Samsung version had some better features. I'll give Action a go, though. Thanks.
     
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